Archive for 2010
“If, like Oscar Wilde, you can resist everything except temptation, then this book is irresistible. For there is nothing like a paradox to torment and tantalize the mind, to tease the eye and generally tie you into knots. Ranging from ancient to modern, the anthology includes aphorisms such as Groucho Marx’s infamous remark that he would refuse to join any club that would have him as a member, and traditional logical paradoxes discussed by philosophers from Zeno to Bertrand Russell.
Alain Badiou & Slavoj Zizek in dialogue on “Philosophy and Communism” hosted by Lacanian Ink in October 2010 in New York City.
If you missed it, videos available of the Event after the jump:
UK based art organization, Urbanomic, recently commissioned artist Florian Hecker to create a sound piece with additional non-sonic elements exploring themes from speculative realism philosopher Quentin Meillassoux’s book After Finitude (2008) — a provocative text that has caused quite a stir since it’s publication.
Witness the uneasy cultural and generational intersection represented in this unlikely exchange among punk legend Henry Rollins, Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (??), and younger musicians at a record store/music venue. Throw in German television, two versions of punk, and easy targets – we have our contemporary condition. Somebody rolls away in a Lincoln town car at the end of the night and not a van.